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"the girls" by Neil Gaiman


Heart of Gold

(Young, 1972)

Lyrics

I want to live, I want to give
I want to live, I want to give
I've been a miner
for a heart of gold
It's these expressions
I never give

That keep me searching for a heart of gold
That keep me searching for a heart of gold
And I'm getting old

I've been to Hollywood
I've been to Redwood
I crossed an ocean
for a heart of gold
I've been in my mind
it's such a fine line
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold, I said

I've been to Hollywood
I've been to Redwood
I crossed an ocean
for a heart of gold
I've been in my mind
it's such a fine line
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
And I'm getting old
I said, and I'm getting old, I said
I said, I'm getting old
I said I'm getting...

Keep me searching
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold

* original version by Neil Young
from Harvest








Tori Quotes

Sung as twin girls "into economic espionage" [LA Times - July 1, 2001]

"When I stripped it back, I saw that there was a sort of fury in the song, the 'Heart of Gold' that any of us are looking for as we're rampaging the Earth of all of her resources -- for bullion and all sorts of things. You have to pull back from that, and I found this song to be this desperate cry for something. These two banshees came to visit me -- as if they were crying for the Earth and loading their water pistols, or like they've decided, 'Okay, you haven't heard us, you haven't heard the cry of the Valkyrie, and it's war.' And they became these economic espionage characters who chose to go to these establishments that didn't hear those Sirens cry and say, 'We're going to cut you off where it's really going to be quite painful for you, because you can't hear anything else. If you think you're going to destroy our mother, it's not going to happen.'" [Next - September 7, 2001]

"Here are our twins. They're economic espionage gals -- their saying is, 'It's not glamorous, it's just business.' They infiltrate corporations and access information and send it somewhere else. Good or bad, it depends what side you're on. They're not out protesting with a sign, they're playing chess with these corporate big boys. It's not about peaceful protest; it's about being very effective, getting the job done." [AP - October 2001]


"Heart of Gold" (as Pip)
December 13, 2007 - Anaheim, California




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